Home » News & Blogs » Do Black Holes Create Dark Energy?
Bookmark and Share
Ask an Astronomer

Do Black Holes Create Dark Energy?

24 Oct 2015, 21:12 UTC
Do Black Holes Create Dark Energy?
(200 words excerpt, click title or image to see full post)

Question: Hi, my name is Kemp and I just finished watching a program from the Discovery Channel entitled “Understanding the Universe”. The program triggered an odd question, do blackholes create dark energy and/or dark matter relative to their size? – Kemp
Answer: No. The only connection between black holes and dark energy is the “darkness” of their names. Black holes are sources of intense gravity from which even light cannot escape. Dark energy is the theoretical entity that accounts for the majority of the energy content of the universe and is responsible for the overall acceleration of the expansion of the universe.
Jeff Mangum

Latest Vodcast

Latest Podcast

Advertise PTTU

NASA Picture of the Day

Astronomy Picture of the Day